Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 136195
system freezes when exiting X for ATI rage 128 Pro Ultra
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:52 EST
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Description of problem:
Just after logging out of an X session, the system freezes and has to
be reset. If startx is used, the freeze happens the next time startx
is used. The card works well in other respects. The same behaviour has
been seen on several boxes and with kdm as well as gdm. The card also
works fine on XFree86. The card is properly recognized:
driver: Card:ATI Rage 128 Pro Ultra
desc: "ATI|Rage 128 Pro Ultra TF"
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.logoff from an X session
Actual Results: system freezes; even Ctrl-Alt-F1 doesn't work.
Expected Results: login screen
Could you attach the log file (/var/X11/Xorg.*.log) and your
configuration file (/etc/xorg.conf).
Also, if your configuration file has 'Load "dri"' in it, please try
commenting out that line by putting a # as the first character and see
if that makes the problem go away.
Created attachment 105538 [details]
Created attachment 105539 [details]
>|if your configuration file has 'Load "dri"' in it, please try
>|commenting out that line by putting a # as the first character and
>|see if that makes the problem go away.
It does. What does "dri" do?
http://dri.sourceforge.net has a documentation page which describes
the DRI project, and the details of what DRI is and how it works,
which you might find interesting perhaps.
If you comment out the Load "dri" line, as requested in
comment #1 above, and then restart X, does this problem go away?
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